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Products > Pelargonium 'Moras Shubert’
 
Pelargonium 'Moras Shubert’
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (P. ionidiflorum hybrid?)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Pelargonium 'Moras Shubert’ - A tough but delicate looking small subshrub that has grows to only 12 to 15 inches tall by 2 feet wide with lush bright green minutely hairy leaves that have 3-7 deep lobes that are themselves slightly lobed and with margins irregularly toothed and with leaves that have a spicy nutmeg fragrance when bruised. From midwinter until late fall (nearly year round in our coastal mediterranean climate) appear the hot lavender pink colored flowers with heaviest flowering during summer months. The flowers are slightly above the foliage, held on three to five flowered umbels that rise on long peduncles from the laterally held inflorescence. The individual flowers have two upright half inch long upper petals with dark violet red blotches on the lower half of each petal and the lower three petals are slightly shorter and a solid lavender pink. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently spring through fall. It should prove cold hardy to 20-25°F. This plant was a chance seedling hybrid introduced by Dr. Wayne L. Handlos, who discovered it growing in his Santa Maria garden. It was introduced on May 21, 2012 to honor Dr. Moras Shubert on his 100th birthday, who sadly passed away in December of that same year. Dr. Shubert was a botany professor at University of Denver from 1946 until 1977 and was an original trustee of the Denver Botanical Foundation, which later became the Denver Botanic Gardens. Our thanks go out to John Schoustra of Greenwood Daylily Gardens.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Pelargonium 'Moras Shubert’.